At Cooker Spare Parts our lives revolve around cookers, which means that naturally we're a big bunch of foodies. We love discovering new recipes and cooking scrummy feasts in our kitchen, but occasionally we don't have the time to create a masterpiece. Through a dash of experimentation, a sprinkling of some of our favourite meal components and a sprinkling of trial and error, we've managed to come up with a delicious recipe which is super quick and easy, yet doesn't compromise on flavour in the slightest. The secret ingredient? Sweet Chilli Philly.
Sweet Chilli Philly Meatballs
1 x Pack of Meatballs (of your taste - we like the ones with herbs and garlic or a little chilli kick, but any will work)
1 x tub of Philadelphia Light: Sweet Chilli
1 x Red Pepper
1 x Red Onion
1 tspn Mustard
1 x Stock Cube
1 x Clove of Garlic
1 x Portion of Pasta (we think Linguine works perfectly with this dish, but the choice is entirely yours!)
1. Fry the meatballs in oil until they are thoroughly cooked through. If you like your dish to be a little spicy then we'd recommend frying in chilli oil - it gives it a delicious kick, but if not then stick to the good old fashioned olive stuff.
2. Begin to cook your pasta - keep an eye on it though, chewy pasta is not cool!
3. Chop the red pepper and red onion into long, thin strips. Once the meatballs are cooked - throw them in the pan too.
4. Finely dice your garlic clove and whack that in.
5. Stir your stock cube in some boiling water until you get a consistent liquid.
6. Sprinkle a splash of your stock cube mixture over the meatballs.
7. Add in your Philly. A little to start with, make sure that the meatballs and vegetables are coated.
8. Add the pasta to the pan and mix.
9. Continue to add the Philly, evenly and regularly until you have a good coating.
10. Gradually add the stock cube mix, a splash at a time to thin the sauce
11. Add the teaspoon of mustard and ensure the mixture is thoroughly stirred.
12. Dish up and enjoy your little splash of heaven!
We love that the philadelphia is a light option so you're enjoying a relatively low-calorie meal. You can substitute the pasta for gluten-free or whole weat, and add as many different veggies as you see fit. The beauty of this dish is the simplicity - it can be dressed up or down as you wish. Ensure it's piping hot before serving and any leftovers the next day will taste just as good.